Johanna Willi

My name is Johanna, but on trail everyone calls me Tinkle. I'm a native swiss girl who loves hiking and skittles! I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018. Since then I hiked over 6'600 km / 4'100 mi all over the world. In 2021 I crossed the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea. When I'm not hiking I love to cook delicious vegan food. Another passion of mine is photography, which is perfect when hiking in stunning landscapes. Let's hike the world together :)

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PNT Preparations: Section hiking, gear changes and worries about the trail

PNT Preparations: Section hiking, gear changes and worries about the trail

Hey Y'all Tinkle is back - new year, new trail! Last summer, I blogged about my hike across the Pyrenees. This summer (drumroll, please) I will

Jun 8, 2022 : Johanna Willi
GR 11 Update – walking to the Mediterranean Sea!

GR 11 Update – walking to the Mediterranean Sea!

It's time for the last blog post about my journey across the Pyrenees! Before that, I wanna let you know, that I recently started my own YouTube

Apr 28, 2022 : Johanna Willi
GR 11 Update – Highest Point for my birthday

GR 11 Update – Highest Point for my birthday

Hiya! I'm back on writing, so let's continue with my journey on the GR 11. Only 10 days and about 200km left until we made it to the Mediterranean

Mar 17, 2022 : Johanna Willi
GR 11 Update – crossing the state of Andorra

GR 11 Update – crossing the state of Andorra

The next few days were even more exciting because we would hike into Andorra and cross it in only 2 days. Andorra is one of the seven European

Dec 10, 2021 : Johanna Willi
GR 11 Update – The Storm, The Melon and the Cherry Line

GR 11 Update – The Storm, The Melon and the Cherry Line

Dear reader, here we are already three weeks on trail! I truly fell in love with the Pyrenees :D In this post, you will read about how we left the

Nov 23, 2021 : Johanna Willi
GR 11 Update – Halfway to the Med

GR 11 Update – Halfway to the Med

Our journey continued towards the Mediterranean, and on day 19 we hit the halfway point of the GR 11. The halfway meant also entering the region of

Nov 12, 2021 : Johanna Willi
GR 11 Update – the Spanish Grand Canyon and Beyond

GR 11 Update – the Spanish Grand Canyon and Beyond

In the last trail update, we'd just entered the High Pyrenees and gone over the sketchiest pass. We knew that the Spanish Grand Canyon was ahead, and

Oct 25, 2021 : Johanna Willi
GR 11 Update – Into the High Pyrenees

GR 11 Update – Into the High Pyrenees

We left the green hills of the Basque Country and went into the High Pyrenees of Aragon. I was excited about this part of the trail because I love

Oct 6, 2021 : Johanna Willi
GR11 Update – the adventure goes on

GR11 Update – the adventure goes on

In my previous post, I've written how I sadly went off-trail. And that only after three full days on the trail due to my knee pain. I went with the

Sep 22, 2021 : Johanna Willi
The first days on the GR 11 – the start of the end?

The first days on the GR 11 – the start of the end?

The journey can begin. I entered the train early in the morning in Z├╝rich. After a short layover in Paris, the journey continued. In the evening I

Sep 9, 2021 : Johanna Willi